This map plots the settings and references in The Odyssey

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The Mediterranean

Most of The Odyssey, whether taking place in a real or mythical location, is set in or around the Mediterranean Sea, the only exception being the realms of the gods (though even Mount Olympus and the entrance to the Underworld can be said to exist partly in our world).

The British Museum website offers various maps of ancient Greece. Bear in mind that the 'Classical Greece' map shows city-state boundaries from a period much later than the one in which Homer's epics are set. Clicking on 'Myth Map' will reveal some of the mythical places mentioned in The Odyssey.

 

The Mediterranean Sea
Public DomainThe Mediterranean Sea - Credit: User:Joy/Wikimedia Commons